Interview with Sophie Stevens

Reigate College offers lots of sporting opportunities for girls including a competitive Women’s Rugby Team. Sophie Stevens, previously at The Laurels School, is in the Lower Sixth studying A Level PE and BTECs in Applied Science and Health & Social Care. She shares with us her passion for Rugby and her plans for the future.

Why did you choose Reigate College?

I chose to come to Reigate College because I know others who’ve been and really enjoyed it and I also thought I would work better in a less school-like atmosphere.

How have you found the transition from school?

I found the move from school to College easy as everyone’s new and the teachers are good at making you feel at home.

When did you start playing Rugby?

I’ve been playing Rugby since I was in Year 8 at school, so for five years now.

Who do you play for?

I play for Warlingham Rugby Football Club, and I’ve also played for Surrey. This term I was invited to join the England Rugby U18 Girls Centre of Excellence Squad. I also play for the College. Having a dedicated Women’s Coach is brilliant.

What do you most enjoy about it?

My favourite thing about Rugby is that I am able to play with my friends and have fun while enjoying the game and learning more about the sport.

What are your plans for the future?

Right now I’m hoping to become a physiotherapist as it’s something that really appeals to me.

Sophie Stevens, December 2018

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